Heatwave Alert

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Senior Programme Officer for Public Health, Adults and Communities, Tim Howells, for the attention of All Education Professionals.

You may have noticed that we have been issued with a level 2 heatwave alert.

  • There is a 80 % probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 0900 on Wednesday and 2100 on Friday.  (30 degrees during the day and 15 degrees at night)
  • Hot to very hot Wednesday, Thursday. (Likely hot again Friday, but low confidence).

There are 2 documents attached to this to this article for your information….

  • Beat the Heat Leaflet – This contains everything you need to know and the connection with Coronavirus
  • Heatwave Advice and Air Quality

For more information above the different levels, and for when to take action, please visit - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather

During the same period Air pollution in Slough is expected to be moderate. The main implication of this is for vulnerable adults and children that have heart or lung problems. If they experience symptoms they should consider reducing outdoor activity. No impact on the rest of the population.  For more information on air pollution, sign up to the free AirText service here - https://www.airtext.info/signup  

Please remind your colleagues, vulnerable neighbours and families to follow hot weather advice during this time.